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An early look at new promises by Scott and Crist

As Republican Gov. Rick Scott and Democrat Charlie Crist campaign around the state largely attacking each other, they have also made dozens promises to voters with nearly two months to go before Election Day.

Whichever candidate wins, PolitiFact Florida will track their promises starting in 2015. If Scott wins re-election, we will add his new promises to ourScott-O-Meter. If Crist wins, we’ll launch a new meter. (PolitiFact Florida also tracks the promises of the mayors of TampaSt. Petersburg and Miami-Dade County. PolitiFact tracks the promises of President Barack Obama.)

Scott and Crist both have made promises about raising K-12 spending, making college more affordable, growing jobs and helping Florida’s middle class. But each candidate also has made proposals that provide a window into the different ways they would govern if elected. PolitiFact Florida takes an early look at the promises so far.